There has been a lot of talk about whether it is better to be on or off a heart-lung machine during heart procedures. Learn about both options and how each is selected on a patient by patient basis.
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A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have heart failure and an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) yields better outcomes than treating them with a medication to improve heart rhythms.
It's been clear that high cholesterol is a risk factor for developing coronary blockages, but only recently has evidence emerged showing that it also causes a risk of narrowing of the aortic valve.
The Cleveland Clinic received a nod from the American Heart Association for success in using the Get With the Guidelines treatment interventions.
Mediterranean diet or low fat? Do I need a cardiac stress test or don’t I? Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with your doctor’s changing answers to your questions. Here’s why the advice changes and how you can keep pace.
If you need heart surgery, a blood transfusion can save your life. However, research shows that patients do better when they don't need a transfusion. Find out what you can do to lower the likelihood that you'll need one.
Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.
Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.
Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.
Even in moderation, alcohol may be hard on your heart. A new study finds that having as little as one to three alcoholic drinks per day may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Here's why.